THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday revealed that it prevented the immediate past administration in Kwara State from allegedly misappropriating ten billion naira between May twenty-fourth and twenty-ninth, 2019. It added that it is investigating over fifteen properties belonging to civil servants in choice areas of Ilorin, the state capital
The Ilorin Zonal Head of EFCC, Isyaku Sharu, while addressing reporters in Ilorin on the activities of the commission in the last six months, added that the commission had charged no fewer than twenty-nine internet cases to both Federal and state high courts.
Sharu noted that the commission had secured fifteen convictions. He added that the courts also ordered the forfeiture of their exotic cars and money running to millions of Naira in their accounts to the Federal Government.
The EFCC Zonal Head noted that it has always been a tradition in the country that whenever any government is exiting, it will indulge in mass pilferage as the last minute golden opportunity, hence, its resolve to mount surveillance on all Kwara State government accounts to prevent last-minute looting by the outgoing administration.
Sharu said that since the assumption of the EFCC’s office in December, last year, in Ilorin, the commission has recovered over fifty million naira, which was returned to the victims of internet fraud on bond. He added that the commission has also over two million naira interim forfeiture.